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Post-Halloween Updates
Posted by Michael on 3 November 2003, 23:55 GMT

PolySnd v2.0While there hasn't been much news recently, there are several things worth mentioning today. First, Anneheim Geoffrey has been working on a MIDI-playing utility called PolySnd v2.0, for the 89/92+/Voyage 200. It has a player and a converter.

The EE*Pro (89 & 92+/Voyage 200) and ME*Pro (89 & 92+/Voyage 200) flash applications are now free for download in the TI Online Store. Previously these apps were only available for a fee. They are primarily useful for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students.

Finally, Seth Berger was kind enough to send in pictures of his Halloween costume (from 1996). I mention this because he wore the most awesome costume one could possibly wear: He dressed up as everyone's favorite calculator, the TI-85!.

Update (Joey): The player has been updated, so go grab the new version. Also, major props to Seth on the costume... I wish I were that brave.

 


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Re: Post-Halloween Updates
killerB  Account Info
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Whoa!

Free apps!! awesome!!

i wonder how long it lasts.

-byron

btw, great effort on the costume; i'm sure it earned a lot of candy, lol

     4 November 2003, 01:13 GMT

Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Its been on for a few months now. I think they will be keeping it permanent.

     4 November 2003, 01:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
killerB  Account Info
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oh, thanks for the info.

i don't visit the official TI site that often, last time i was there, they only had dl's of samples of those apps. i didn't think it'd been that long since i visited their site.

it'll help a lot of ppl (including me) if they keep it free. but maybe they'd have to so that u could upgrade ur software. it depends, i haven't gotten the dl at the moment.

-byron

     4 November 2003, 01:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Hopefully they won't start charging for OS upgrades. Right now the OS is not that efficient, but if they make more stuff free, they will need to increase the price of something. So if they make an optimised OS, I would definately buy it.

     4 November 2003, 18:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
TheGreatOne  Account Info

Have you ever read the manual. Maintenence upgrades are free but feature upgrades may not be. Optimizations would be under maintenence in my view, but adding new capabilities and stuff wouldn't so I would think they would jack up the price on those and/or make a new product for regular consumers (unlike the V200).

     4 November 2003, 23:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Its been a few years. I was cryptic but I meant "with new feautres...blah...blah...blah...they should charge for it..."

     5 November 2003, 17:19 GMT

Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
ti_is_good_++  Account Info
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Forever. Once something is free on the net, it's there forever, no there isn't a point really in charging for it again.

     4 November 2003, 21:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Travis Evans Account Info

That isn't true in my experience. If you download software that's free that's why it's always a good idea to keep a backup copy of the installation file. I've seen all too often programs that were once free suddenly become pay services.

Not on ticalc.org though. :-)

     6 November 2003, 18:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
ti_is_good_++  Account Info
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And who buys it? Dumb shoppers (defined as the opposite of 'smart shoppers', people who see something and impulsively buy it without conducting any sort of bid process)? Newbies?

     10 November 2003, 22:02 GMT


Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
burntfuse  Account Info

These apps should be useful...I do a lot of electrical work.....now if my 83+ just was in working condition, instead of hung up in the middle of an OS transfer....

     5 November 2003, 01:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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lol, u idiot its for ti89

     5 November 2003, 03:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
burntfuse  Account Info

Sorry :-[ I didn't read carefully enough. Now if I just had an 89.....

     5 November 2003, 19:56 GMT

Re: Post-Halloween Updates
John Albright  Account Info

I love the costume!

-TrumpetMan

     4 November 2003, 01:24 GMT

Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Fabian LUttenberger  Account Info

How can I listen to the music with pplayer?

     4 November 2003, 15:10 GMT


Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Anneheim Geoffrey  Account Info
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Yous must made a adaptator jack 3.5mm to 2.5mm!

     4 November 2003, 17:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Fabian LUttenberger  Account Info

lol, sorry for the double posting ;)
hmm but the Voyage200 doenst have an audio out, or?
and I cant put my earphones in there. Are there special earphones for the ti Voyage?

     4 November 2003, 18:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Do what he said. Get an adapter, then you can use some cheap ear buds or ear phones. It does work BTW because I have a V200 too.

     4 November 2003, 18:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Anneheim Geoffrey  Account Info
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Its possible to play WAV data with PolySnd in 1 bit at 8000 Hz. I have write completely documentation, she is in the pack library PolySnd v2.0.

     4 November 2003, 18:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I like the demo player and I can't wait to try that feature out on a file I have at home.

     4 November 2003, 22:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
John M Account Info

How do you make the 3.5 to 2.5 adapter? Is there a guide somewhere?

     4 November 2003, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Radio Shack! Overpriced but its there.

     4 November 2003, 23:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
burntfuse  Account Info

>Overpriced

You're DEFINITELY right about that-that's why I like surplus....

     5 November 2003, 01:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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Only if I knew of a surpluse place nearby... I think there an electronics store about 7 mi from my house might carry it. I can get just about anything there.

     5 November 2003, 17:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
ti_is_good_++  Account Info
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Overpriced++

Like 8 bucks for a PIC microcontroller from the 80s

     6 November 2003, 20:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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It's three dollars... it's not THAT bad. I had to buy another one recently, as my first one broke whilst using it as a prying tool. :-/

     7 November 2003, 04:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
benryves  Account Info
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Mine did that to (trying to open a can of model paint with mine) and the tip fell off :(

     7 November 2003, 10:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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What possesed either of you too to up a adapter as a prying tool. It may be strong, but it is definately not designed for that. I had to spend 5 I think for mine.

     12 November 2003, 15:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Post-Halloween Updates
ti_is_good_++  Account Info
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Wha.....?

PIC, not PICK-a centipede shaped object made of ceramic, with protruding metal pins and a chip of etched silicon inside that processes data according to a preset assembly-language program (an "Operating System") with the effect of performing computations.

BTW, the PIC 17000-series is $15.99

     10 November 2003, 22:07 GMT

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